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Leading and Managing Inclusion in the UAE –Part 2

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Leading and Managing Inclusion in the UAE –Part 2

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Programme Overview

Topic
Inclusion
Delivery Model Moving to LMS as a Self-Paced Course
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material (if applicable).
Cost
  • AED 660 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • Discounts available for 3 or more delegates from the same school
Deadline booking date
COURSE CONFIRMED – Places Still Available
 
Date of Training
4 Part Online Training: 
 
Thursday 9th May, Thursday 16th May, Thursday 30th May & Thursday 6th June 2024
 Time of Training
 6pm – 7pm (UAE Time)
Platform
Online
Target audience

PRIMARY and SECONDARY School staff who have an interest in students with additional needs, whether they are already identified with a need, or on their journey.  Principals, Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders, Heads of Inclusion, SENCos, Aspiring SENCos.

Aims of the course

A dedicated Special Educational Needs and Inclusion course, tailored to school staff who are working with students with additional needs.  This includes Students of Determination, Gifted and Talented and those with English as an Additional Language in the United Arab Emirates.  Inclusion is a whole school provision.  This course looks at how to implement systems to screen, pre-identify and support students using intervention and ensuring quality Individual Education Plans, tracking and progress.

Intended outcomes
  • Boost the confidence of staff when supporting children with additional needs
  • Provide an understanding of support techniques as well as understand interventions and how to monitor and track progress
  • Ensure that staff have a critical overview over the use of interventions to ensure they are meaningful and relevant

Louise Dawson

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Louise Dawson is an independent consultant, supporting schools, and organisations, with Inclusion and School Improvement across the Middle East. Louise has worked in Dubai for 10 years and Hong Kong for 8. Previously with Kings' School Al Barsha, Wellington International School, and Jumeirah College, she is well placed to understand not only education and the inspection frameworks but also additional needs from identification, through support and to evidencing progress; as well as understanding the unique inclusion journey that the UAE has been on. Louise is a very rare specialist in direct 'hands on' support, senior leadership and currently serves voluntarily as Inclusion Governor for four schools. Louise writes & delivers training through her website and Infinite Learning. She works closely with Inclusion Expert to bring quality training opportunities to the Middle East. Louise is Co-Founder of the International Forums of Inclusion Practitioners and speaks frequently across many education platforms such as GESS, Outstanding Schools, Optimus Education and the Inclusion and Wellbeing MENA. The Global Inclusive Teaching Initiative (GITI) was launched in 2022. GITA, a programme of online differentiation training, written by Daniel Sobel, Carol Ann Tomlinson, Helena Wallberg, Abigail Gray and Louise is currently being trialled across the world. Louise has hosted three sessions for WhatWorksX with KHDA. Louise is also an advocate of assistive technology and works closely with tech companies to bring software to the Middle East such as Texthelp, Crick Software, IDL and Netsupport. Louise signposts local companies who had solid reputations and results, as well as products and services from other countries.
Times are UAE 4:00pm to 5:00pm via ZOOM.

Programme details:

A dedicated Special Educational Needs and Inclusion course, tailored to school staff who are working with students with additional needs.  This includes Students of Determination, Gifted and Talented and those with English as an Additional Language in the United Arab Emirates.  Inclusion is a whole school provision.  This course looks at how to implement systems to screen, pre-identify and support students using intervention and ensuring quality Individual Education Plans, tracking and progress.

In the second session, we will look at best methods for implementing support for Students of Determination, English Language Need and Gifted & Talented including how to strongly deploy Learning Support or Teaching Assistants.

In our third session we will look at different types of intervention, including the use of software, pre and over learning and creating independence in our students.

In the final session, we will look at Individual Education Plans and how to make them meaningful and use them to track progress alongside curriculum and intervention goals.

There will also be time to meet other SENCos and ask questions throughout.

 

Session 1: Methods to Screen and Pre-Identify Students

Using existing school data and personalised screening to pre-identify students who may potentially have additional needs, require English Language support or who may be Gifted and Talented. Questions & Answers.

 

Session 2: Implementing Support

This session will look at some of the different types of support and the effective use of classroom assistants for students with additional needs, gifted and talented or English language learners.   Questions & Answers.

 

Session 3: Implementing Interventions

Session 3 will look at different types of intervention suitable for students, including technology, and exam access arrangements.  Questions and Answers.

 

Session 4: Monitoring and Tracking Provision and Progress

In the final session we will look at the effective use of documentation to track interventions and ensure that you are able to evidence student progress and evaluate the use of your chosen interventions to ensure they are relevant and meaningful.  Questions and Answers.

 

Programme Context:

The Dubai Inclusive Education Policy Framework (2017) and subsequent documentation places inclusion highly on the agenda in all schools.  It states that schools should:

  • Develop a vision for inclusion
  • Communicate an inclusive ethos
  • Provide clear policy, process, and procedure
  • Provide a Standard School Service
  • Have clear systems of school-based support

 

This course is part of a series of three covering the different elements of creating and providing an inclusive community within your school in the UAE.

  • Course 1: Leading and Managing Inclusion in the UAE – Part 1
  • Course 2: Leading and Managing Inclusion in the UAE – Part 2
  • Course 3: Inclusion – Preparing for A DSIB Inspection

 

د.إ660
Trainer:
Louise Dawson
Duration:
4 Hours
Sessions:
4
Language:
English